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Origin of fatuous
OTHER WORDS FROM fatuousfat·u·ous·ly, adverbfat·u·ous·ness, noun
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The adjective fatuous describes people or things that are foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner. Do you know when to use fatuous, foolish, silly, inane, stupid, and asinine? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for fatuous
Surely Americans, who are by our own fatuous self-definition fundamentally decent, would never attempt the unthinkable, no matter how angry.The Capitol mob images shouldn’t surprise you. Open insurrection was always where we were headed.|Philip Kennicott|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
On the face of it moving the talent to Soho can seem fatuous.
During one break in the filming, he was a fatuous British director, “exploring the essence of what we call cinema!”The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And “alkalinizing” someone in an attempt to improve their health is simple-minded, fatuous, and dangerous.Alkalinizing Someone to Improve His or Her Health Is Simple-Minded, Fatuous, and Dangerous|Kent Sepkowitz|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I also won't repeat, or defend him against, all the fatuous charges leveled against him.
"They obliterated it with some fatuous piece of commentary about something else," Gough told the Guardian.
Each day he was sending serenely confident telegrams to Calcutta and receiving equally reassuring ones from a fatuous Viceroy.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
If he be a little less than perfectly sincere he runs risk of being pretentious, fatuous even.
It was his great merit that at these moments, and in the presence of other people, he betrayed no fatuous emotion.The Creators|May Sinclair
From its fatuous dream the nation was awakened by the noise of arms, the shrieks of women and the red glare of burning cities.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Mrs. Makely was one of those fatuous women whose eagerness to make a point excludes the consideration even of their own advantage.A Traveler from Altruria: Romance|William Dean Howells